|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2015
|Risks and Uncertainties [Abstract]|
|Concentration Risk Disclosure [Text Block]||
The Company’s cash balances are maintained in two banks in Canada and a Canadian Bank subsidiary in the US. Deposits held in banks in Canada are insured up to $100,000 CAD per depositor for each bank by The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, a federal crown corporation. Actual balances at times may exceed these limits.
Interest Rate Risk
Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of a financial instrument might be adversely affected by a change in the interest rates. The Company has minimal exposure to fluctuations in the market interest rate. In seeking to minimize the risks from interest rate fluctuations, the Company manages exposure through its normal operating and financing activities.
Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will incur difficulties meeting its financial obligations, as they are due. The Company’s approach to managing liquidity is to ensure, as far as possible, that it will have sufficient liquidity to meet its liabilities when due. Accounts payable and accrued liabilities are due within the current operating period.
The Company has funded its operations through the issuance of capital stock, convertible debt and loans in addition to grants and investment tax credits received from the Government of Canada.
The entire disclosure for any concentrations existing at the date of the financial statements that make an entity vulnerable to a reasonably possible, near-term, severe impact. This disclosure informs financial statement users about the general nature of the risk associated with the concentration, and may indicate the percentage of concentration risk as of the balance sheet date.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef